Fibre Laser cutting enables us to cut free-form shapes without the need for tooling from a variety of metals including copper and aluminium. This flexibility allows us to produce complex busbars used extensively in battery packs within the growing hybrid & electric vehicle market as well as motor laminations and precision components to sectors including renewable and research sectors.
Our recent investment in a new Trumpf 3030 laser has expanded our work even further in these areas.
Our Laser Cutting key benefits include:
- Flexibility- Sheet thicknesses of up to 25 mm can be cut, Problem-free processing of sheets with film coating without vaporising and a greater variety of material processing including Copper- up to 8mm, Aluminium- up to 20mm, Mild Steel- up to 25mm, Stainless Steel up to 20mm and Brass – up to 8mm.
- Productivity- The one-cutting-head strategy with collision protection resulting in minimised downtimes, higher machine dynamics due to direct drive, productivity advantage with thin sheets thanks to the TruDisk solid-state laser alongside high throughput and high process reliability due to intelligent functions.
- Quality and Tolerances- Lasers are naturally an extremely precise and accurate profiling machine, however, we have decided to guarantee the best in profiling services by investing in a Fibre Laser over the more common Co2 laser.
Fibre Laser Cutting Copper
Owing to their reflective properties, laser cutting copper and other delicate materials, such as brass, was a difficult process using CO2 technology. Our latest fibre laser cutting technology has progressed to having capabilities to laser cut copper from 0.2mm up to 8mm in thickness.
This state of the art investment together with enhanced deburring equipment and our in house Electroplating enables us to produce accurate parts and sub-assemblies. In today’s demanding marketplace requiring short lead times, flexibility and the highest level of quality we complement this technology with a comprehensive range of materials in stock to ensure we are able to support our customers.
High Performance Motor Lamination Manufacture
HV Wooding has developed technologies to cut thin gauge high performance laminations from coated electrical steels to customer specification. High accuracy – low burr.
Laser cut laminations can be bonded into core packs – read more on our Laminations page.
Science & Research - CERN
A twin-aperture, 10 m long, prototype magnet was designed by CERN to gain experience in the construction of full scale twin-aperture Dipole Magnets. HV Wooding were given the task to produce the Twin-aperture Dipole magnet Laminations. Click to read a Case study demonstrating our ongoing work with CERN on the Large Hadron Collider - and the positive impact from our input.
Ventilator Challenge UK
British engineering firms were called on to switch to making medical ventilators as concern grew about the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. This follows an appeal by Boris Johnson, who held an emergency conference appealing for an urgent effort to address the national shortage.
Next generation of Tidal Turbines
A Global manufacture in the “Renewables Sector” are developing the next generation of Tidal Turbines. In order to optimise engineering performance they needed a partner to help facilitate both the design and manufacturing solution of “Laminate Sections” for the Permanent Magnet Generator.
High Volume of Metal Stampings and Busbars
A leading Global manufacturer of Electrical Automation and Control Solutions have a high volume of Metal Stampings and Busbars used within their product groups. These include regular repeat items and also spot ordered parts that are delivered to multiple locations.
“Hybrid Drivetrain” for Motorsport and Transportation applications
A Global manufacturer of “Hybrid Drivetrain” for Motorsport and Transportation applications. A key market for flywheel energy storage technology is the public transport sector. This technology can save fuel and reduce green house gas emissions by up to 30% in a city bus for example.
Strategic outsourcing partner
A leading international manufacturer of electrical accessories were producing all components in house. In order to focus on core activities and increase profitability, they needed a strategic outsourcing partner that they could trust. After a detailed evaluation, they decided to outsource all presswork components to HV Wooding.
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New Investment into Trumpf TruLaser 3030
H V Wooding are pleased to announce our investment into a new Trumpf TruLaser 3030 Laser cutting machine. This investment allows us to further enhance our already extensive Busbar and Lamination production capabilities, increasing our capacity and speed of operations.
Electric Vehicle boost for HVW
Having been given a glimpse of a potential future should we make the switch to Electric Vehicles - with less air pollution and improved air quality being documented during the COVID-19 lockdown - more buyers are realising the benefits of moving away from petrol and diesel cars.